Robert Hall explains how getting out into the garden can help us to exercise, get out into the open air, enjoy time with nature and to help keep our minds occupied during these overwhelming Covid-19 times.
It was quite an honour for GardenSite to be asked to supply the Christmas Tree to Birmingham New Street Station this year, and to celebrate we're offering a Champagne High Tea to the winners of a seasonal selfie competition.
GardenSite partner David Coton was initially approached by shift station manager Craig Stenning back in June, and earlier this month we were delighted to deliver a magnificent 21ft Nordic Spruce to the busiest railway station outside of London.
New Street has 35 million passengers annually and was recently redeveloped as part of the ultra modern 500,000 sq ft Grand Central shopping mall which draws in thousands more to its superb shopping, restaurants and cafes
As both New Street and Grand Central are such busy places, we couldn't take any chances with safety, so we had to arrange for some stringent fire and risk assessments before spraying the tree with a fire retardant.
Now in place, fully lit and decorated in true Christmas style, thousands of people pass the tree each day and a quickly taken selfie might win two of them a Champagne High Tea at The Garden Room in Sutton Coldfield.
All you need to do is to take a selfie in front of the tree which is on the main walkway below Grand Central, then enter the competition by sharing the selfie with us on Twitter using the tag '@hallsgardensite' and a winner will be chosen at random.
During the recent spell of fine weather and with more forecast, David Coton has been careful to make sure that none of the container grown plants at the Garden Centre dry out. This is particularly important if you are on holiday and he has these suggestions for other jobs that will keep you busy in the garden during August.
GardenSite's senior partner Robert Hall explains the actions we're taking in order to beat the challenges surrounding Covid-19 as well as handy information for customers who are still awaiting the delivery of their order during these unprecedented times.
With such changeable weather recently with a heat wave following by rain, David Coton is looking forward to summer finally arriving and a chance to get out into the garden, here are some of the jobs he'll be tackling during July.
There's no doubt that television provides gardeners with inspiration, sound advice and good ideas, that's why we're all looking forward to new programmes and the return of old favourites during 2020 but during the current government restrictions don't be surprised to see repeats filling gaps in a depleted schedule and other programmes adopting a different format..